WORLD The latest: COVID-19 outbreak worldwide (Updated April 11)


The latest: COVID-19 outbreak worldwide (Updated April 11)

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20:00, April 11, 2020

The global death toll from COVID-19 increased‬ to 95,269 as of 2:00am CEST on Saturday, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).


Nurses and healthcare workers light candles as they mourn and remember their colleagues who died during the outbreak of the novel coronavirus (which causes COVID-19) during a demonstration outside Mount Sinai Hospital in Manhattan on April 10, 2020 in New York City. (Photo: AFP)

A total of 1,569,504 confirmed cases of COVID-19 were reported as of Saturday.

Current status (data as of 19:00 pm BJT, April 11):

The US is approaching half a million confirmed cases of COVID-19, with 501,615 as of 9:25 am BJT on Saturday. It on Friday becomes the first country to record more than 2,000 coronavirus deaths in one day, and has now recorded 18,777 deaths according to the Johns Hopkins University tally.

Spain has recorded 16,353 fatalities and 161,852 infections, according to data published by the ministry on Saturday.

Italy, which recorded its first coronavirus death at the end of February, has 18,849 fatalities, with 147,577 infections and  30,455  people recovered.

France has reported 13,215 deaths and125,931 cases followed by Germany with 122,171 infections with 2,767 deaths.

The death toll of those hospitalized in Britain who tested positive for the novel coronavirus reached 8,974 in Britain, Health Secretary Matt Hancock said Friday. As of Friday morning, a total of 74,605 cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in Britain, according to the Department of Health and Social Care.

The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Iran reached 70,029 on Saturday, with an increase of 1,837 in the past 24 hours, according to the latest figure from Iran's Ministry of Health and Medical Education.

Turkey's total confirmed cases of COVID-19 climbed to 47,029, with 4,747 new patients reported in the last 24 hours, Turkish Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said Friday. The death toll from the novel coronavirus in Turkey reached 1,006 after 98 more lost their lives over the past 24 hours, Koca said at a press conference.

Since the start of the coronavirus epidemic, Belgium has recorded  3,346 deaths as of Friday, according to Belgian health authorities. The number of confirmed cases has risen to 28,018, according to the Johns Hopkins University.

Confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Switzerland increased to 24,657 with 1,003 deaths, Johns Hopkins reported.

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